Senior James Coleman and junior Tyler Wilson combined for 28 points in the 55 and 400 and both ran on the winning relay team, and Audubon won the first indoor sectional championship in school history.
Audubon outscored second-place Woodbury 71-37 in a 1-2 Colonial Conference finish. Pitman was third (36), followed by two more Colonial Conference schools: Haddon Township (27) and Haddon Heights fifth (23).
The only previous sectional title for the Audubon boys came outdoors in 1974.
The Green Wave scored in every event other than the 55-meter hurdles.
Coleman ran a personal-best 52.18 to win the 400 and lead an Audubon sweep. It was Coleman’s second career indoor 400. Wilson was second with an indoor-outdoor PR of 52.84. His previous PR was 53.55 indoors and over 55 outdoors.
In the 55, Coleman ran 6.79 for third and Wilson a personal-best 6.85 for fourth. Coleman’s PR was 6.98 from last week until he ran 6.92 in the trials, then he broke that in the final.
Senior Brandon Gregoire was third in the 400 with an indoor PR of 53.04, and he also took fourth in the 800 in 2:07.33 and fifth in the pole vault at 9-0 in what MileSplit shows as his first career pole vault competition.
Coleman, Gregoire and Wilson were joined by sophomore Aaron Myers on the 4-by-4 team. That group ran 3:35.96, only about a second off the indoor school record of 3:34.83 set at the 2017 Meet of Champions.
Audubon also got a win from junior high jumper Aden Tomeo, who cleared 6-7. Here’s my story on his remarkable performance. Junior Timothy Knoll also scored, taking sixth at 5-4.
Junior Zachary Williams ran a PR 4:32.02 for third in the 1,600 and added a fifth in the 3,200 in 10:10.52. His previous indoor 1,600 PR was 4:34.24. He’s run slightly faster outdoors (4:31.73).
In the shot, senior Jaquan Mellette placed fifth with a throw of 38-0.